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Constance Benqué

Chair of Lagardère News and Managing Partner of Lagardère Radio SCA

Constance Benqué is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon Assas (master’s degree in public law) and Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (post-graduate degree in marketing and communications).

After serving as a parliamentary assistant to French Deputy François d’Aubert, she began her career in advertising at the Expansion group in 1981, where she was appointed Advertising Director in 1983. In 1990, she joined the Prisma Presse group where she held the positions of Sales Director of Capital business magazine until 1994 and then Managing Director of Régie Obs, which at the time included the advertising brokerages of Le Nouvel Observateur, Challenges and Sciences et Avenir magazines.

Constance Benqué joined the Lagardère group in 1999, where she headed up Lagardère Publicité (then Europe Régies) and chaired the supervisory board between 2016 and 2018.

Appointed to the Lagardère Active Executive Board in 2008, Constance Benqué was named Chief Executive Officer of ELLE France & International (Elle, Elle Décoration, Elle à Table, Art & Décoration; international licences and Lagardère Active Entreprises) in 2014.

Since December 2018, she has been Chair of Lagardère News, which brings together the Lagardère group’s media activities.

On 6 November 2023, she has also been Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère Radio SCA, which brings together the activities of Europe 1, Europe 2 and RFM.
On 30 April 2024, she was provisionally appointed President of Lagardère Commandité SAS and Managing Partner of Lagardère Radio SCA.